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Stable Sheet - November 2020
An American Legacy - The Morgan Horse
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From the Board
President's Message
Hello everyone,

What a wonderful Grand National Show! And MHAO and the Northwest were so well represented by the barns that made the journey. See highlights in Section 2 of this newsletter.

Next up is our virtual MHAO General Membership meeting! See below for instructions on how to attend. Don't miss it! I look forward to hearing from Tony Lee about what is ahead for AMHA. And your Board wants to hear from you.
Meantime, if you are raising a 2020 Morgan foal, please consider entering that foal into the MHAO Breeders' Cup Futurity. You can find information later in this newsletter or on our website. The original nomination fee is $45 if received before December 31st. We are proud to continue this tradition as we are the only traditional futurity we know of in the Western Region.

We also offer the only Stallion Service Auction in the Western Region that encompasses the whole breed. If you have a stallion, I hope you will consider either donating a breeding or advertising your stallion in our annual Futurity publication. We are looking for other items for people to bid on as well as breedings. Do you have something you are willing to donate? Proceeds from the auction go to support the Futurity.

No matter who gets elected President of the USA, life will go on, and I'm looking forward to no more political ads on TV for a few years. I'm also looking forward to a COVID vaccine so we can get on with life and have our shows next year. No matter if you think it works or not, please wear your mask when you are out and about or if you have guests so we have a better chance of moving on from this thing.

This is my last message to you as your President. Thank you to all our Board members, volunteers, supporters & members. You are why we are able to exist, and why we have made progress financially and in offering additional programs over the last several years. It has been a privilege and a pleasure to serve with you. If elected, I will continue to serve as a Board Director. You have a great Board of Directors!

Stay safe, stay healthy. Talk to you November 8th. And have a wonderful holiday season. May we all look forward to a great 2021!

Gay Adams, MHAO President
No Board meeting in October.
Next Board meeting November 4, 2020.
General Membership Meeting, Virtual on Sunday November 8, 2020
See more information below.
MHAO Activities & Events
ATTENTION !!!
MHAO General Membership Meeting

Virtual Meeting
Attend by phone or computer

Sunday, November 8, 2020
Starts at 1:30pm PST

Here is how to attend:

By computer or Smartphone
(using the internet):
Join Zoom Meeting Link: https://zoom.us/j/3191994249

To dial in by phone, dial:
+1 253-215-8782
Meeting ID: 319 199 4249#
Our Keynote Speaker is
Tony Lee, AMHA President

Come hear the latest!

For questions on how to attend prior to the meeting, our Zoom host is Doana Anderson, Membership Chair
(503) 250-2500
Do you have questions you want to ask Tony?
Send your questions now to Doana ahead of the meeting.
We look forward to having you join us!

Click here to download a pdf with all the information about how to attend the General Membership meeting including how to use Zoom (also shown at the end of this newsletter section).
The Votes Are In
Attend the General Membership Meeting to learn the results of the MHAO Election.

We will also announce the winners of the MHAO Foal Photo contest.
It Is Time To Renew Your Membership
Renewal forms were included with your ballot for the MHAO election along with the latest MHAO Membership Directory. Please send your renewals to Doana Anderson,
1587 SW Birdsdale Ct, Gresham OR 97080 or email them to
Questions: (503) 250-2500

If you did not receive your renewal, ballot and directory please contact Doana Anderson

For more information on member benefits, see Section 3 of this newsletter.

Click here to download a membership form
Nominate Your 2020 Foal To The MHAO Breeders' Cup Futurity

Deadline is December 31st, 2020
For The Low Fee of $45
Initial Nomination in the year the foal is born - $45
Renewal fees - $25 each year
Class fees - $25 per class

Late nominations are $100

For more information, click here to download the Futurity Rules. The Rules and all forms needed are available on our website.

Click here to download a nomination form to send to Gay

For questions or assistance contact Gay Adams, (503) 936-4276, sunstonemorgans@comcast.net
Nominations are open
for the 2021
MHAO Stallion Service Auction
Closes December 31, 2020
We would love to have the opportunity to promote your stallion. Here are the benefits we offer for the stallion owner:

  • Press releases on Northwest Morgan News, MHAO newsletter (Stable Sheet), MHAO website, MHAO Facebook Page & the MHAO Stallion Service Auction Facebook Page, in The Morgan Horse Magazine, on The Blast, etc. There is heavy emphasis on advertising the stallions included in our auction.
  • The Stallion Auction will be promoted at the Oregon Morgan Classic (OMC) Horse Show & donated stallions will be highlighted. OMC is the largest Morgan Horse Show in the State and even the Northwest.
  • ATTENTION! The name of all stallions with a bid will be put into a hat for a drawing. The winner will receive a free 2-page spread in the 2021 MHAO Breeders' Cup Futurity Booklet. This is a new benefit that was added in 2019.
  • Each stallion donated receives a full page dedicated to them in the MHAO Breeders' Cup Futurity Booklet. This is a high quality magazine distributed up and down the West Coast & at Grand Nationals.
  • Bonus payments are made to breeders and stallion owners when a foal that is the result of a breeding sold through the MHAO Stallion Service Auction becomes a Futurity Sweepstakes Champion or Reserve Champion at the Oregon Morgan Classic Horse Show. 

Funds from the MHAO Stallion Service Auction support the MHAO Breeders’ Cup Futurity which is the only known traditional Futurity in the Western Region. Morgan Horse Association of Oregon Breeder’s Cup Futurity classes will be held at the Oregon Morgan Classic Horse Show held in June each year at the Oregon Horse Center in Eugene Oregon.

Minimum starting bid is $700, or an amount set by the stallion owner (higher or lower, but no lower than $500). Bidding is open from January 15th to early April.

Click here to download a nomination form. 

More information is available on our website. For questions, contact
Gay Adams, (503) 936-4276
Pictures Wanted!
Pictures displaying Morgan beauty and versatility can still be sent in through November 30th. Pictures will be used to create new pull up, free standing banners for our Morgan display booths. Thank you to all who are supporting this effort.

Send to: Kathy Christenson
(503) 39-9047
Click here to see the October issue of the MHAO Youth newsletter.

Send your news to Grace Martin, gracermartin21@gmail.com
Or call her at (509) 990-1130
MHAO Wants to Help
Business Card Ads
Free for members thru December!
Send me your
Business Card!
sunstonemorgans@comcast.net
Grand National & World Champion Morgan Horse Show Results
Another Grand National and World Champion Morgan Horse Show is in the books!

Congratulations to all of our new champions! And congratulations to all who competed, worked, and volunteered - you made the show phenomenal. It required a special effort, determination, and love for our Morgan horse to participate at a horse show during such challenging times...thank you ALL so much!
Survey Request Regarding Nationals
We want to hear from you! This year's Grand National & World Championship Morgan Horse Show® is still fresh on your mind. Please take the time to tell us what you think.
Support Morgan Stronger with AMHA's NEW 2021 Weekly Planner!

Please click here for the order form.
NEW for 2021 - Our AMHA Weekly Planner is FULL of beautiful Morgan horses to brighten your day and further support our Morgan Stronger Fundraising Campaign! Each week features a different Morgan and has ample space to plan your week...and they will make the perfect Christmas gift for the Morgan lover in your life!

Advertisers...Remember that you will receive two (2) calendar/planners for each ad placed. If you would like additional planners, please follow the instructions above. Thank you for your support of our fundraiser! 
Film Festival Online
Available to view from November 6-8, 2020
Offered by the Oregon Horse Council
Join the Oregon Horse Council from the comfort of your home for a 2+ hour Winnie Film Fest! First in our series, the EQUUS WINNIE Wild Horse collection will include a selection of some of the best Mustang and wild horse shorts and documentaries! These are people who love and appreciate the West's wild horse population. Films feature those who own, train, compete, provide sanctuary, and protection to these magnificent animals.

Tickets are only $15 for non-OHC members, $10 for members (includes MHAO members - be sure to mention MHAO). One ticket per viewing group (you can't go to the movies for this price!). You will be sent a link to watch the film at your convenience during our 3 day event. So settle in with your closest friends and family, get your snacks, and make it a fun night in!

OHC would love to see your viewing party!
Post pictures on the OHC Facebook event page.

The Oregon Horse Council is a 501c6 nonprofit with the mission to connect, strengthen and represent the Oregon equine industry.
Support your industry! Support the Oregon Horse Council!
And enjoy some time with your family & inner circle.

Click here to get your tickets! You can reserve them now!

If you have questions or need assistance, contact Brandi Ebner
Oregon Horse Council Executive Director
Open AMHA Competition Entry Deadline is November 1st
If you had the opportunity to compete in an open show in 2020 please remember to enter your results for the Open Competition program online by November 1st. While there will not be any year-end awards this year, we will still be counting points toward your lifetime Medallion award.

If you have questions or need assistance, you may contact Kristen at kristen@morganhorse.com.
Morgans In The National News
The Dressage Foundation's Century Club
A 72-year-old Waterford woman and her 29-year-old horse have been inducted into a national club that honors senior horseback riders.
Gloria Crawford and her horse, a Morgan named Equinox Ebony Knight, will join 430 other riders across the nation as members of the The Dressage Foundation's Century Club. To become a member, the ages of the rider and their horse must total 100-years or more and they must compete in a dressage test. Dressage is a specific type of horseback riding competition in which the rider performs a set of predetermined maneuvers.
Crawford, a retired legal secretary, has been in love with horses ever since she was a child, she said. But it wasn’t until the age of 52 that she was able to carry out the lifelong dream of owning one.

Gloria Crawford, 72 of Waterford, rides her nearly 30-year-old horse at Meadowland Farms in Davison. The pair were recently honored nationally for their competition abilities at their combined ages by the Dressage Foundation.

“I was the little girl who played with horse figurines instead of dolls, and whenever we would pass a horse in a field driving, I would have to stop and watch,” Crawford said. “At 52-years-old, I found myself wondering if I was
too old for this. And then I thought, if I don't grab this chance while I can, I’ll regret it the rest of my life.”

Kim Robbins, equestrian enrichment trainer at Meadowland Farm in Davison, pins a Dressage Foundation Century Club ribbon onto Equinox Ebony Knight.

Through a sale she found with her sister-in-law, Crawford met and purchased Ebony when he was 10-years-old. He had come from California as a competitive show horse. The two had an instant connection, Crawford said. He was the last horse she saw in the barn that day. They’ve been riding together ever since, competing up until a few years ago.

“It’s a pretty big deal to be inducted into the Century Club,” said Kim Robbins, equestrian enrichment trainer at Meadowland Farm in Davison where Ebony is stabled. “The horse has to be pretty old and it says a lot about the people taking care of those horses to get them to that age to show and compete still.”

Crawford rides about two to three times a week, having had both knees replaced in order to keep up the sport into her 70s. She continues to take lessons with Ebony, who she said is still enjoying learning new tricks and maneuvers in his golden years.

Gloria Crawford poses on her horse, Equinox Ebony Knight with Kim Robbins, equestrian enrichment trainer at Meadowland Farm in Davison.
“It’s really exciting (to be inducted), I never thought I would have a horse, let alone be of an age to ride one in the Century Club and to ride a horse I’ve known all these years,” Crawford said.
The bottom right picture above is a photo of a Fall scene taken near Astoria and posted by Kathy Kettelkamp Carlson. Beautiful! Thank you Kathy.
A Morgan Breed Promotion Video From 2017
A video to share that highlights the versatility of the Morgan breed.

The Morgan Horse.... The Hallmark of versatility displays its exceptional talent and athleticism at the Morgan Grand National and World Championship Show.
2020 Oregon Equine Excellence Awards
To Be Announced
December 13, 2020, 7pm
on Facebook LIVE
Join the Oregon Horse Council LIVE as we unveil the winners of our 1st annual )Equine Excellence Awards on the 2020 National Day of the Horse! Hear from award winners about the passion and dedication that drives them, learn more about the Oregon Horse Council, and celebrate excellence in our industry!

Nancy Eidam has been nominated for the
Lifetime Achievement Award!
Be there!

Click here to register & get connected.

Hosted by the Oregon Horse Council
For questions or assistance, contact Brandi Ebner
Other Information
2020 Morgan Superior Sweepstakes
November 20th, 2020

The Directors of the Superior Morgan Sale have announced a new program for their 2020 sale and beyond. The Superior Sale has become the largest event of the year for the Amish Morgan breeding community, and the team is building an event fitting of that setting. This November, it will be launching the Superior Sweepstakes. The goal is to make this the most lucrative program for all Morgan breeders, Amish and English alike. With more than 80 stallions already entered, it is well on its way to achieving that goal.

All Morgan stallions are invited to donate a service to this year’s service auction, which will be held November 20, at the Superior Morgan Sale at the Michiana Event Center in Shipshewana, Indiana. All the money raised at the service auction will be pooled together and paid out in the 2022 Superior Weanling Sweepstakes. The goal for the first year is to pay out more than $60,000 in prize money in one class. Only two foals by each stallion will be eligible: one produced by the winning bidder in the auction, and the other produced by the stallion owner.

Following are the benefits to the Morgan Stallion owner:
  1. Promotion of your stallion on one of the biggest stages in all of the Morgan world. (More than 2,000 Morgan enthusiasts attend the Superior Sale every year).
  2. As the stallion owner, a stallion service donation secures a nomination for one of your own weanlings to compete in the Superior Weanling Sweepstakes.
  3. Become a part of the team working to drive the Morgan industry forward, creating even better show horses and marketing opportunities for the future.

More and more over the last few years, the Amish and English communities have been coming together through their mutual love and respect for the Morgan Horse. This event will be a huge leap forward, as Amish and English Morgan breeders will compete for a huge prize purse and then stand side by side to bid on some of the top Morgan horses in the country at the Superior Morgan Sale.

The donation of one stallion service could come back to you as the winner’s check in one of the biggest money Morgan classes in history.

Stallion service donations will be accepted all the way up to November 2 to accommodate as many stallions as possible for the first year. An application form is available at 

This year’s Superior Morgan Sale will be streamed live by Richfield Video, so follow along online to watch Morgan History in the making.

For more information, contact any member of the Superior Sweepstakes Committee:
  • Al Lehman: (260) 350-9915
  • Dennis Bontrager: (260) 585-4927
  • Glenn T. Werry: (309) 657-6224
  • Tuffy Owens: (602) 579-3738
-- via Superior Morgan Sweepstakes Committee

Click here to view a promotion video
Call 2-1-1 for Health and Services Assistance

Contact for help or to donate.
Hunger Resources In Oregon
We approach hunger differently. We partner with those
most impacted in pursuit of changing the system and
addressing root causes. Together, we can end hunger.

Click here for more information
Programs have been extended to help with fire relief as well as those affected by COVID.
Or call 2-1-1
In 1988, Interagency Food Bank and Oregon Food Share merged to become Oregon Food Bank, and we distributed USDA Commodity Supplemental Food to over 200 hunger-relief agencies.

Things have changed. Today, Oregon Food Bank collects food from farmers, manufacturers, wholesalers, retailers, individuals and government sources. We distribute that food through a Statewide Network of 21 Regional Food Banks and approximately 1,400 food assistance sites serving all of Oregon and Clark County, Washington.
It seems like a big job, and it is. We absolutely couldn’t do it alone. But, distributing food is not the entire job. Like we said – we do things differently in Oregon.

Click here to get more information or to donate
Round up at Fred Meyers

Food is available to all who need it!
Wildfire Cleanup and Debris Removal - English
  • Right of Entry form hotline: 682-800-5737
  • EPA hazardous waste removal hotline: 541-225-5549
regon Hay Bank

The Oregon Hay Bank provides responsible horse owners facing financial crisis with hay and feed assistance, hoof care, and veterinary services so they can keep their horses at home. Qualifying organizations can request assistance with up-front costs of rescuing unwanted horses and assistance during times of crisis such as natural disasters.

Click here for more information,
to help or request help.
For Your Reading List
Available on Amazon, Kindle & EquiShopper
2021 Horse Show Events
Time to line up your calendar for next year
Other shows:
PNW Morgan Horse Show
August 26-29, 2021
Hi folks! Although this show season didn’t turn out the way anyone had hoped, we are excited to announce our show dates for 2021! Please join us August 26-29, 2021 at the Washington Horsemen Tacoma Unit in Spanaway WA.

Hope everyone is staying safe and healthy!

Kaitlin Lebon
Mother Lode
September 3-5, 2021

Save the date for this wonderful show at the exquisite Rancho Murietta Equestrian Center. This A-rated Morgan Horse Show includes Saddleseat, Driving, Western Dressage, Cowboy Dressage, Classic Dressage, Hunter, Western, Jumping, Trail, and Ranch classes. The beautiful Gypsy horses join us in this fun filled show and we have plenty of classes open to all breeds. There is truly something for everyone!
California SpringFest
Horse Show
Information Has Been Requested
Morgan Medallion
Regional Show
Information Has Been Requested
Morgan Grand National & World Championship Horse Show, State Fair Park, Oklahoma City OK
October 9-16, 2021
Do you know other dates for your shows or discipline events? Please send them to me to publish. We need to start looking forward to a better year ahead!
Additional Information For Those Attending the General Membership Meeting
Click here to download this information
Tip:
A common issue for attendees is that their computer speakers are muted or the volume is set low. Check for that. If speakers still don't work on your computer, you can use your phone for the audio and still watch the meeting.

Other Options:
If the link provided doesn't work on your computer/Smartphone, open your internet browser.
Type: join.zoom.us in the address bar.
Enter meeting ID: 3191994249 or personal link name - doana.anderson
Click: Join
You should get a message saying
"download and run Zoom"
Do this and allow the application (program) to install. It should then take you to the meeting waiting room.

Joining the meeting without downloading the application
(instructions are from Zoom.com)
  1. When the dialog box comes up, click on "download and run Zoom". Your computer w>l attempt to download the .exe file. Close the window that is downloading and do not run.
  2. If you go back to the original screen, a new message appears: "If you cannot download or run the application, join from your browser". Click on the link to join from your browser.

When system dialog prompts, click Open Zoom Meetings.

Zoom Features
Available via computer

Waiting Room:
For extra security, participants might go into a waiting room when they first join the meeting. The host will allow you to enter the meeting.

Audio:
If you have a lot of background noise, please keep yourself muted unless you are speaking. If background noise becomes distracting, the host can mute the participant. At the start of the meeting, everyones microphone will be muted.
  • Computer Audio: A window will be open that allows you to select Computer Audio and test your microphone and speakers. Make sure that your computer is not muted or the volume set too low. To unmute click on the mic icon at the bottom of the screen.
  • Phone Audio while using your computer to watch meeting: You can participate in the meeting on the computer and use your phone for audio at the same time. Dial 1-253-215-8782, ID: 319 199 4249# If you have already joined the meeting via computer, you will have the option to enter your 6-digit participant ID to be associated with your computer.

Video:
You may turn on your camera if you like by clicking on the camera icon on the bottom left of the screen.

Views:
There are two types of views in Zoom, "Speaker" and "Gallery". Speaker view shows the active speaker, gallery view tiles all of the meeting participants. The view can be selected at the top right hand of the computer screen.

Chat:
Click on the Chat icon to enter a message during the meeting. It can be to everyone or to an individual participant.

Participant List:
Opens a screen that includes a "Raise Hand" icon that you may use to raise a virtual hand.

Share Screen:
The host can give permission to anyone who wishes to share a screen from their computer with the group. The participant clicks on the green Share Screen icon at the bottom of the page. A window will pop up with the screen options to choose from. To end sharing, click on the red message at the top of the page.
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Included in the next Sections:
Section 2:
Meet MHAO Members
Member News
Highlights From the Grand National
Section 3:
MHAO Requests for Volunteers
Advertising Thru MHAO
Classified Ads
How to become an MHAO Member
Oregon Horse Council News
USEF News
AMHA & UPHA News
Links to:
Morgan Horse Show Calendar, CDE events, & Other Dates
Board Members & Board Meeting Dates